Hello everyone. I'm a freelance journalist in the Denver area and some of my work as been published in a local business journal. One of my colleagues is currently working on a story about favors and protection within the HR department. While that was what I originally wanted to investigate, she already has the assignment. If anyone has specifics please post anonymously via this site as she is also watching the posts closely. Placing a former report charge of HR is highly unethical and this story will likely break in the second half of the year.
I noticed that some posts have been removed and I'm wondering if that's at the request of Whiting or it's at the discretion of thelayoff.com. The story I'd like to cover is on who was referred to as "Blisters" Robinson. We've done similar stories on the past of fast tracking employees with no basis of merit. It seems like favoritism and 'pay for play' is rampant in the organization and I'd like to know more for this story. I know that Brad Holly is gone, but would like to understand who he mentored and if the culture he created is going to be part of his legacy. I would also like to understand how the last RIF and subsequent reorginzation affected longer term employees and how many of the Anadarko employees that Mr. Holly brought with him were laid off. There will likely be overlap between the stories and it could all roll up into one.
We also caught wind of a recent development of an executive awarding a large contract to a relative.
What we are seeing on here is shocking but we need to know if it's just disgruntled employees or a culture that's gone off the rails.
Please keep posting as this may be the only way we get to the truth.